Soon Headed to Auction, This Concrete Home in Sydney Is Brutally Handsome

Soon Headed to Auction, This Concrete Home in Sydney Is Brutally Handsome

By Kathryn M.
To the highest bidder goes a severe concrete dwelling containing sleek wood finishes, steel-and-glass partitions, and brass details throughout.

A swanky concrete townhouse in Sydney is heading to auction on February 16th. Located in the suburb of Double Bay, the triple-story residence comes with a slew of bespoke features—including American black walnut paneling and built-ins, along with a bevy of brass and steel finishes. The hillside home also boasts panoramic views, and a rooftop swimming pool built with a central oculus that peers down into an office space below. 

Located on the eastern side of Sydney, near some of the area’s famous beaches, this opulent home juxtaposes its concrete form with steel-framed windows and doors. A small courtyard contains a parking space near the entry.

One of three main levels, the middle section of the home features an open living/dining area and kitchen with sliding glass doors that open to a balcony overlooking the backyard. A hanging fireplace and floating concrete bench adorn one side of the space. 

The main living spaces are positioned in the middle of the home, with the principal suite on the top floor and an additional living space on the lower level. In total, the five-bedroom property offers over 5,000 square feet of interior space, hydronic underfloor heating, and lighting by the Austrian brand Prolicht. Connecting the entire home is a floating concrete staircase enclosed by a steel-and-glass wall.

The living and dining area open out onto the balcony via a sliding glass door. Views from the interior look out onto the hilly neighborhood.

The kitchen features walnut cabinetry, along with steel shelving and a custom brass-clad island. Terrazzo flooring runs throughout the interior.

Another view of the kitchen shows the island’s curvy shape. The high-end space also features a Wolf range, along with Miele and Liebherr appliances. 

Just minutes from downtown Sydney and close to public transportation, the home is within a short drive or walk from several of the city’s world-famous sites, including Redleaf Beach and the Kiaora Lane dining district. Be sure to peek at this home before it sells; the proposed guide price is available upon application.

The top-floor principal suite repeats the home’s interior material palette and features a private balcony. 

The stylish principal bathroom continues with walnut cabinetry, and also features a brass vanity and steel shower door.

Downstairs, the lower level hallway features a built-in reading nook underneath the staircase.

At the rear of the lower level, a large family room opens to the outdoors via a sliding glass door. A staircase along one side leads down to a gym in the basement.

The family room steps down into the enclosed backyard, which comes with an outdoor kitchen and built-in seating. A path of stepping stones leads to the pool deck.

The wet-edge swimming pool features an oculus that looks down into the home office below, and inversely provides a view skyward when inside the office. 

Accessible via a private entrance from the patio, the home office provides a quiet and spacious space for working—complete with a built-in desk and expansive windows for ample sunlight.

A view of the rear facade shows the swimming pool and patio illuminated at dusk.

39A Carlotta Road in Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia is currently listed by Gavin Rubinstein and Cae Thomas of Ray White TRG. Visit the property website for more information about the auction on February 16, 2021.

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